Sweet strawberry milk filled with the flavor of fresh strawberries. Ditch the store bought syrup; this easy recipe is only 3 ingredients, with no artificial colors, flavors, or dyes.
Are you ready to feel like a kid again? I made you strawberry milk! And not just any strawberry milk, but strawberry milk with no artificial colors or flavors. That pretty pink hue is all strawberries. Woohoo!
I will admit that I probably only had strawberry milk a few times during my childhood. My mom never bought strawberry syrup. Have you looked at that ingredient list? Eeeeeek. Thanks, mama. When I had the idea for strawberry milk made with real strawberries (and not much else), I knew this had the potential to be reeeaaallly good. The ingredient list is short: strawberries, sugar, and milk. And the recipe is basically three steps: boil sugar and strawberries into a syrup, strain the syrup, add the syrup to milk.
You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries. The results are just as good either way. You can also use a non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk.
I’m looking forward to making this strawberry milk for my kiddos on Valentine’s Day. They both LOVED this! I allowed our one year old, Juliette, a few sips of this milk before putting her down for a nap and when she woke up the first thing out of her mouth was, “Milk, milk!” She couldn’t wait to have more. I can’t say I blame her. Enjoy!
Strawberry Milk (no artificial colors or flavors)
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Milk preferably whole or 2%; non-dairy milk can be substituted
- Whipped cream or sprinkles for topping (optional)
Place the strawberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and juicy.
Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the strawberry mixture through the strainer. Use the back of a spoon to press the strawberries against the strainer, extracting as much juice/syrup as possible. Chill the syrup. You can either discard the solids or save them for topping oatmeal or yogurt.
To serve: pour 1 cup of milk and add syrup to taste (I add between 3-4 tablespoons of syrup per cup of milk). Stir and serve.